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ECO-Ship: The Emission-Free Cruise ship of the Future?

10th December 2015

#ECOcruiseship? - Solar panelled covered sails, tanks that run on kitchen waste and an on-board garden fed by rainwater, this striking vessel has been described as the world’s “greenest” cruise ship, so writes The Telegraph.

Designs for what has been labelled the world’s “greenest” cruise ship have been finalised – while an announcement regarding dates for its maiden voyage, pencilled in for 2020, is expected at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this month.

The 55,000-ton Ecoship was developed by a team of more than 30 engineers and experts and features a host of environmentally-friendly features, the most striking of which are 10 retractable sails covered in solar panels. 

For more click here in addition to an artists impression and technical line drawings. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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